May 21, 2019

Danger, Danger, No Cyber Ranger: Why Boards Need More Cyber Experts

The notification of a data/privacy breach from your company is never well received by stakeholders. After all, no one wants their social security number, healthcare and other private information available for public consumption. Yet, almost daily there is a headline story of personal data inadvertently exposed by employees or hacked by crooks, foreign governments, 15-year-old kids, etc. We’ve learned over the years that cyber intrusions can come from anywhere. Ask Sony Corporation, which experienced a devastating hack in 2014.

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April 25, 2019

Environmental and Social Compensation Metrics: Walking the Talk?

In the final installment of this series, we examine E&S incentives. With all the talk of E&S issues, are compensation committees tying executives’ pay to improving the E&S profile of their organizations or just giving it lip service?

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April 16, 2019

Environmental And Social Shareholder Proposals Get Popular Worldwide

shareholder proposals

Environmental
and social (E&S) shareholder proposals are important topics with all
stakeholders including shareholders, employees, and the communities where
companies do business. Corporations are increasingly required to justify
policies and explain their approach to challenges that are beyond typical
“business management.” For example, some of these challenges like climate
change are global, while others may be more country specific. This Farient
Brief examines E&S shareholder proposals in the EU, Canada, U.S., China,
Japan, and Australia stemming from our Global Trends in Corporate Governance report.
After reviewing the various shareholder proposals across these countries, the
key takeaways are:

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January 17, 2019

Five Investor Voting Trends on Environmental, Social and Governance Proposals

Environmental, social and governance

Introduction

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December 5, 2018

ESG Shareholder Proposal Findings That Will Surprise You

ESG shareholder proposal

Thank you to Proxy Insight Ltd that provided data for this Farient Brief.

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